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Ventolin Rotacaps

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Generic Name: Salbutamol sulfate
Product Name: Ventolin Rotacaps

Indication

Treatment and prevention of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) (chronic bronchitis and emphysema). Ventolin Rotacaps are useful in patients who are unable to use standard inhalers or are sensitive to freon propellants eg. young children.

Action

Salbutamol relieves asthma by relaxing muscles within the airways (bronchodilation) making it easier to breath.

Dose advice

The medicine is a very fine powder mixed with lactose (which contains milk protein). Each capsule contains the equivalent of 200 micrograms of salbutamol. Ventolin Rotacaps are used in a plastic device called a Ventolin Rotahaler®. Do not swallow your Ventolin Rotacaps.

Adults (>12 years):

  • 1-2 capsules inhaled 3-4 times a day. Maximum of 12 Rotacaps per 24hrs.

Children:

  • 1 capsule inhaled 3-4 times a day. Maximum of 6 Rotacaps per 24hrs.

Notify doctor if symptoms do not dissipate upon use of inhaler, if symptoms reappear within 3 hours of use or if inhaler is being used in increasing amounts.

Schedule

S3

Common side effects

  • Tremor
  • changes in blood pressure
  • increased heart rate

Uncommon side effects

For further information talk to your doctor.

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Dates

Posted On: 22 July, 2003
Modified On: 30 December, 2015

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